Brian Pruiett is a PNW native who is committed to a lifetime of public service. He combined dual careers in the US Army and federal civil service. In the Army he began as a private and retired after 34 years as a battalion commander in the rank of lieutenant colonel, completing four command tours, and two deployments to Afghanistan as a senior advisor to Afghan forces.
As a career civil servant with the Bureau of Land Management he led a diverse team of environmental specialists. He was instrumental in the rewriting of requirements and regulations for environmental policy for the Oil and Gas Industry in both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, often having to resolve issues with previous regulation that had been based on inadequate research and faulty analysis. His work resulted in a win-win situation facilitating Industry expansion while improving the environment.
His work as an Inspector General gave him extensive experience in determining inefficiency, corruption, and criminal activity to improve organizational efficiency and financial management for the military. He spent three years as an IG in the US and 8 months mentoring Afghanistan Army IGs.
Brian and his wife currently own a small organic farm in Clallam County and have a small business that invests in real estate. Brian is an enthusiast for the outdoor PNW lifestyle: hiking, fishing, crabbing, and volunteer time to the community as captain of a CERT team. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from Montana State University. Brian has four adult children and is a proud grandfather.